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Thursday, August 14, 2008

2008 Solar-Powered Film Series



Solar One has partnered with Green Edge Collaborative to bring a series of environmentally-themed features and shorts to Solar One for the 2008 Solar-Powered Film Series, powered by the photovoltaic (PV) panels on the Solar 1 roof. This year’s series will also include trivia games and director Q&As.


2008 Solar-Powered Film Series
Presented by Solar One and Green Edge Collaborative
Thurs, Fri & Sat August 21-23 and Sept 4-6 at 8pm
At Solar One
23rd St and the East River
6 to 23rd St, walk east or take the M23 bus to Ave C, cross under the FDR Drive and walk south of the Gulf station to Solar 1; L to 1st Ave, walk north to 20th St, east to Ave C, cross under the FDR and walk north through Stuyvesant Cove Park to Solar One.
212-505-6050
http://www.solar1.org/
http://www.greenedgenyc.org/


Thursday August 21
Environmental Art:
Running Fence, 1978
An engrossing document of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s efforts to build a 24 1/2-mile-long, 18-foot-high fence of white fabric across the hills of northern California.
Christo’s Valley Curtain, 1973
The first collaboration between the Maysles Brothers and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and recipient of an Academy Award Nomination.
Plus Q&A with director Albert Maysles

Friday August 22
Water Shorts:
Gimme Green, 2007
Gimme Green peers behind the curtain of the $40-billion industry that fuels our nation’s largest irrigated crop—the lawn.
Invisible Creek, 2004
Travel down the most polluted waterway in America, Newtown Creek, located on the border between Brooklyn and Queens in New York City.
City of Water, 2007
City of Water explores the aspirations for a diverse, vibrant waterfront at a time when the shoreline is changing faster than at any other time in New York’s history.
Plus discussion of CSOs with Cortney Worrall of the Coastal Marine Resource Center

Saturday August 23
Green Building:
The Greening of Southie, 2008
Building Boston’s first LEED Gold-certified building turns out to be harder than anyone thought. The Greening of Southie shows what happens when you try to build the city of tomorrow… today.
Plus Q&A with director Ian Cheney

Thursday September 4
“Clean” Coal?:
Burning the Future, 2008
In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia.
Plus Q&A with director/producer David Novack

Friday September 5
Waste:
Garbage Warrior, 2008
The epic story of radical Earthship eco-architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities.
Plus author Elizabeth Royte talks about her books Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash and Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It

Saturday September 6
Food:
The Future of Food, 2004
Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

* Please note that documentaries may contain language unsuitable for children.

About Green Edge Collaborative
The Green Edge Collaborative is a social network for New York City residents to discuss how our consumption choices affect our social, environmental and economic worlds – in our local neighborhoods as well as the global community. Through community engagement, our mission is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue that builds awareness and inspires action toward a sustainable future.

About Solar One
Solar One is NYC’s first green energy, arts and entertainment center, located in Stuyvesant Cove Park, the city’s only all-native plant, organically-maintained park. Our mission is to empower people of all ages with the vision, knowledge and resources to attain a more environmentally sound and sustainable future.

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